Federation Square in Melbourne is one of the most controversial (mainly due to it's super modern architectural facade) yet well programmed spaces in the world! It's a great example of effective place management that finds balance between activities, events, initiatives and downtime.
Fed Square's latest initiative, a joint project with Little Veggie Patch Co, is a popup patch located on the car park rooftop. And it gets better! The patch isn't cultivated by Fed Square (although they do provide support) but by you! That's right, you! Locals are invited to rent a patch for $3.50 a day or $25 a week making it that little bit easier to farm your very own produce smack bang in the middle of the city.
Watch a great video of the popup patch and get your hands dirty here.
Image courtesy of @clean_lean_green.